The following is the summary I was given for the subject Product Design at the University of South Australia.

Industrial Design: Industrial Design is the process of adjustment of industrially producible commodities to the physiological and psychological needs of the user of those.

PROCESS OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

INFORMATION (To Produce the BRIEF/TECHNICAL PACKAGE)

  1. Users Needs Analysis/ Peeves Analysis
  2. Ergonomics (physiology & psychology)
  3. Environmental Analysis
  4. Historical Analysis
  5. Market Analysis
  6. Functional Analysis
  7. Structural Analysis
  8. Cost Analysis
  9. Manufacturing Analysis / Peeves Analysis
  10. Service & Maintenance / Peeves Analysis

FORMATION (To Produce DESIGN PROPOSAL)

  1. Symbolic Function of Product
  2. Aesthetic Function of Product
  3. Design Concepts
  4. Model Studies
  5. Evaluation of Concepts
  6. Resolve Preferred Design in Detail

COMMUNICATION (Presentation of Final Design)

  1. Renderings
  2. Functional Drawings
  3. Exploded Drawings / Assemblies
  4. Technical Drawings
  5. 3D Model
  6. Report (evaluations, choice of directions)
  7. Documentation (specification)
  8. Prototype (if necessary)

FOLLOW UP

  1. Test first run products to specification
  2. Correct Errors
  3. Redefine Specification
  4. Keep in Touch with Product